A Pieceful Life

A Pieceful Life


I'm so glad that you stopped by, and hope that you enjoy your visit. Here you will find pieces of my life - quilting, cross-stitch, family, travel, friends.
My name is Peg - I am a 60ish wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, friend - and if we're not already related or friends, hope to become your friend too.
We live in the eastern end of the beautiful Fraser Valley, about 1.5 hours east of Vancouver, BC. Empty nesters, we have one son living just a few minutes away, our other son and daughter live in Alberta.
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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Wonder, Wander, Unwind

That appears to be the summer theme at our local show garden


And on Sunday we indeed Wandered and Unwound – and Wondered at the beauty.

The roses were perfect, wish I could share their scent:


The peacock stood proud


The formal garden was bursting with color


The water features looked so cool and inviting


The lizard basked in the sun (well mostly)


As we sought the shade when we could


That’s one wedding party in the background (near the bench), and we saw another getting a few photos near the ‘chapel’:


These gardens have been a favorite spot for all kinds of gatherings, but most popularly weddings for many years.  They opened their gates in 1980, but sadly the owner has determined it is no longer sustainable, so this is farewell season for Minter Gardens.  It’s a sad loss to our community, and to the world:


We’re going to miss it.  But we’ll always have our memories.

Blessings, Peg


  1. What a beautiful place. Isn't it sad that we lose so many of the lovely properties. I suppose due to recession, or something.

  2. I heard that was closing. Too bad. Enjoy your day

  3. So beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I have always loved this destination Garden. What a sad, sad decision. I will truly miss going there.

  5. and your pictures .. beautiful!

  6. Really? They are going to close Minter Gardens? That's so sad. Thank you for sharing these gorgeous photos. And for the cool Chicks and Hens idea. So gonna try that somewhere... Maybe the front yard!